Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands: Tales of Paradise (Paperback)

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The story of Sanibel and Captiva Islands stretches back over three hundred years, to a time when natives roamed the islands and Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon first met and tried to subdue the Calusa Indians in San Carlos Bay in 1513. The next few centuries were flooded with pioneers, fishermen and clergymen in their quest to tame the wilderness in search of a better life. Discover how anthropologist Frank Cushing visited pioneer Sam Ellis in 1895 after the farmer discovered bones on his homestead and how President Theodore Roosevelt's men saved a little girl from drowning when he lived on a houseboat in Captiva to study local marine life. Join local history columnist Jeri Magg as she recounts the storied history of these little slices of paradise.

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ISBN 9781609493554
Genre HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Format Paperback
Pages 126
Publisher Date 2011-11-16 00:00:00.0
Publisher History Pr
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.5 lb
Language English
Subtitle Tales of Paradise
Audience General/trade
Authors Magg, Jeri
Country of Origin United States

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